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Learning to Play Sports: Sports Analytics is an active and growing field. With large datasets from biometric devices and player tracking equipment, sports teams can benefit from techniques in data analytics and machine learning. This talk will discuss work in the areas of March Madness and game-to-game analysis. With the emergence of algorithms to study such dynamics as player performance and fan engagement, the collection of data also becomes paramount. Professional sports organizations have access to premium technology. This talk will also discuss how such work can be transferred to the college and secondary levels. Machine learning allows cutting edge technology to play from the bench.